Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Introduction to My Book Project

I have been doing research on Islam for some time now, and I have finally begun writing what will be a small book introducing Islam to Christians and explaining crucial similarities and differences between the two faiths.  I have planned the following chapters-

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Gospel of King Jesus

This year’s theme is “proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you,” taken from 1 Peter 2:9. At some point this year I am going to preach through 1 Peter to put this theme in context, but this morning I want to speak with you about the basic meaning of this year’s theme.

We can proclaim the excellencies of God in a lot of ways. We can do it through worship, praising Him for His awesome splendor. The NIV translates this expression, “declare the praises” of God. We can even do it in the way we live, proclaiming God’s love and righteousness through our own good works. The NLT reflects this idea, “you can show others the goodness of God.”